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A Hundred Crickets Singing


Cathy Gohlke

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In wars eighty years apart, two young women living on the same Appalachian estate determine to aid soldiers dear to them and fight for justice, no matter the cost. 1944. When a violent storm rips through the Belvidere attic in No Creek, North Carolina, exposing a hidden room and trunk long forgotten, secrets dating back to the Civil War are revealed. Celia Percy, whose family lives and works in the home, suspects the truth could transform the future for her friend Marshall, now fighting overseas, whose ancestors were once enslaved by the Belvidere family. When Marshall's Army friend, Joe, returns to No Creek with shocking news for Marshall's family, Celia determines to right a long-standing wrong, whether or not the town is ready for it.

1861. After her mother's death, Minnie Belvidere works desperately to keep her household running and her family together as North Carolina secedes. Her beloved older brother clings to his Union loyalties, despite grave danger, while her hotheaded younger brother entangles himself and the family's finances within the Confederacy. As the country and her own home are torn in two, Minnie risks her life and her future in a desperate fight to gain liberty and land for those her parents intended to free, before it's too late.

With depictions of a small Southern town reminiscent of writings by Lisa Wingate (Booklist on "Night Bird Calling"), Cathy Gohlke delivers a gripping, emotive story about friendship and the enduring promise of justice.

Cathy GohlkeABOUT THE AUTHOR: 

Bestselling, Christy Hall of Fame, and Carol and INSPY Award-winning author, Cathy Gohlke writes novels steeped with inspirational lessons, speaking of world and life events through the lens of history. She champions the battle against oppression, celebrating the freedom found only in Christ. Her critically acclaimed novels include "A Hundred Crickets Singing," "Night Bird Calling," "The Medallion" (winner of the 2020 Christy Award), "Until We Find Home," "Secrets She Kept" (winner of the 2016 Christy, Carol and INSPY Awards), "Saving Amelie" (winner of the 2015 INSPY Award), "Band of Sisters," "Promise Me This" (listed by Library Journal as one of the best books of 2012), "I Have Seen Him in the Watchfires" (listed by Library Journal as one of the best books of 2008 and winner of the 2008 Christy and American Christian Fiction Writers Award) and "William Henry is a Fine Name" (winner of the 2007 Christy Award).

When not traveling to historic sites for research, she and her husband, Dan, divide their time between Northern Virginia and the Jersey Shore, enjoying time with their grown children and grandchildren. 


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